Posts Tagged: Basketball

Williams named MVP, Defensive Player of the Year in Portugal

May 9, 2020

Different jersey, same Travante Williams. Even though the Anchorage native switched teams in the Portuguese League, he maintained his status as the best defender and added another accomplishment: Most Valuable Player. The 6-foot-4 small forward earned MVP honors for the first time in his three seasons as a professional player in Portugal while winning his… Read more »

Ketchikan hoops trio moves on after great careers

May 8, 2020

  The trio of Madison Rose, Nadire Zhuta, Lianne Guevarra were co-captains of the Ketchikan High School girls basketball team.  All three are two years starters and Madison is a three year starter.  These young ladies played a pivotal role in keeping the Lady Kings consecutive region title streak alive throughout their freshman, sophomore, and… Read more »

Sharpshooter Carle off to Santiago Canyon College

May 7, 2020

Jaren Carle is a standout basketball player for Dimond High School’s 2020 senior class. Over the course of his four years, Jaren helped Dimond to a 74-14 record and was widely recognized as one of the state’s top shooters. A team captain as a senior, Carle was named to the 2020 Cook Inlet Conference (CIC)… Read more »

Delta Husky Montes to play college ball at Linfield

Delta High School boys basketball team captain Jason Montes signed today to play college basketball at Linfield in Oregon.  Jason has been the teams starting point guard for three years.  This past season he led the team in scoring while leadign the Huskies to a second place in the tough Aurora Conference.  He was named… Read more »

West High’s Huss to play volleyball at HPU

West Anchorage High School multi-sport talent Gillian Huss was an outside hitter on the volleyball team and a varsity basketball player for the Eagles. She was captain, first team All-Conference and All-State in volleyball.  She is also an honor roll student and will graduate from the Alaska Middle College program.  Gillian recently signed a letter… Read more »

Valdez hoops star Freeman off to UAA

Valdez High School basketball player Jalen Freeman had a decorated hoops career with the Buccaneers.  He earned many accolades during his high school career including 2020 first team All-State honors and 2020 Aurora Conference MVP.  He was also a key player on the Valdez state runner-up team in 2019.  But he may be most highly… Read more »

Thunder Mountain’s Echiverri off the Spokane CC

May 6, 2020

A standout guard for Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau, Bryson Echiverri lead his team to the Southeast  4A conference title with a 17-7 record.  Bryson was skilled and experienced  playmaker/captain for Falcons who was guided and mentored by his coach and uncle, John Blasco, for years. Showing leadership  on the court and in his… Read more »

King Cove’s Mack to play basketball for UAA

Elaina Mack was the brightest star in Alaska small-schools basketball the past two seasons. She was named the 2019-20 1A Player of the Year for King Cove High School, which she led to a state-best 55-game winning streak prior to the COVID-19-shortened end of this season. As a senior, Elaina averaged 40.1 points per game… Read more »

Colony hoops standout Spencer bound for Lewis-Clark

May 5, 2020

A first team All-Conference and first team All-State selection in basketball, Colton Spencer helped power the Colony Knights to a Northern Lights Conference championship  and  a 18-4 season mark. Colony had been one of the top picks to be in the state championship for 2020 until the season was cut short due to the global… Read more »

Nix named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

Daishen Nix of Anchorage was one of three players nationally to be accepted into the prestigious NBA G League professional pathway program. His choice not to attend UCLA and instead cash in on a six-figure contract sent shock waves throughout the college basketball world. The next day the NCAA signaled it would take measures to… Read more »